The Prince George County Police Department is currently seeking qualified individuals for the position of full-time Communications Officer in the Emergency Communications Center (ECC).
Responsibilities include but are not limited to answering 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency calls, operating radio equipment, alerting/dispatching public safety units to locations where assistance is required and providing callers with lifesaving instructions in potentially life-threatening situations. Other essential functions include operating a radio network, monitoring and transmitting over multiple public safety radio channels and operating teletype as a part of the VCIN and NCIC Network. The ECC is a fast-paced environment requiring multi-tasking skills and the ability to perform under stressful situations.
Salary Range: $41,036 – $63,606 DOQ
Minimum Basic Qualifications:
be at least 18 years of age
be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. have a favorable credit rating
have no convictions of felonies or serious misdemeanors
be able to hear, analyze and react swiftly to high stress situations dealing with citizens
be able to work 12-hour shifts including weekends and holidays
be able to successfully complete several stages of job related training
be able to pass a thorough background investigation
be able to perform other duties as assigned
Previous emergency communications and call taker experience preferred.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, DJCS Basic Dispatcher, VCIN/NCIC, Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD), and CPR certifications are required.
Pre-employment drug testing and criminal background check, including fingerprinting, are required.